*** NOVEL: Silverlock AUTHOR: John Myers Myers YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1949 REVIEW: *** Silverlock has a terrific opening line: “If I had cared to live, I would have died.” A. Clarence Shandon didn’t panic and exhaust himself during a shipwreck. Being depressed, isolated, and indifferent to his own life (and others’ lives), he survived–and was … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: Silverlock →
I enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society quite a bit, and should not have waited so long to read this charming novel.
*** NOVEL: Beezus and Ramona AUTHOR: Beverly Cleary YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1955 REVIEW: *** My younger daughter is a big fan of the Junie B. Jones series of books. I don’t mind them, particularly, but they’re not my favorite, so I thought I’d introduce her to some older books about a difficult girl. As we … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: Beezus and Ramona →
This isn’t quite a picture book. It isn’t quite a chapter book for children. And it’s not quite a graphic novel, either.
A friend of mine said that The House in the Cerulean Sea was a hug in book form. And that is pretty much an accurate description of this sweet and comforting novel.